Sessional – Crisis Support Workers

  • Job ref: 646
  • Job title: Sessional – Crisis Support Workers
  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Salary: £9.30 per hour
  • Hours: As required by the Service
  • Hours per week: As and when required
  • Pension: 6% RAMH - 2% Employee - 2 x Annual Salary Life Assurance Benefit
  • Closing date: 07/12/2020


The First Crisis Service (based in Paisley) provides immediate support and crisis intervention to people experiencing mental health problems across Renfrewshire. We are looking for staff with a sound experience of supporting mental health issues.  You will gain valuable experience in crisis work and develop your knowledge in crisis interventions. The service provides support via telephone and by face to face contact with clients. This is an opportunity to get additional training and experience in this unique area. We can offer a variety of shifts. The service operates 9am-8pm on Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. There will also be opportunity to work on the new ‘Hear for You’ Helpline Project. This service operates 9am-5pm on Monday to Friday.

You will support the Senior Crisis Support workers in the assessment, intervention and resolution of crisis situations.  You will be directed by the Senior Workers in follow up support and interventions for individuals, working in a small team. Excellent verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to keep clear and concise electronic and written records of your client contact.  Applicants are required to have experience of supporting people in the community who experience mental health problems and we require resilient staff who can problem solve.  This is a good opportunity to get experience working with a specialist crisis team. Experience of mental health work is important and it is desirable for you have attended Scottish Mental Health First Aid, ASIST and/or Safetalk training.  You must be able to follow rigorous procedures and protocols to deliver required outcomes for service users and to reduce risk for service users.

For more information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact;  Dougie Hall, Crisis Service Manager on: 0141 847 8900.   Application packs can be requested by telephoning RAMH Recruitment line on:  0141 847 8900 and quoting the reference number 646 or can be downloaded from this page.

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